Pastoring Men: ‘It Actually Is Rocket Science,’ Says Best-selling Author

Patrick Morley says that the “men problem” in the church today is one of the most pervasive social, economic, political and spiritual challenges of our time – the root cause behind virtually every trouble ailing society. More than 90 percent of American men believe in God, and five out of six call themselves Christians …... Continue Reading

My Father’s son: Seminary Professor’s son making name in country music

Firebrand performs cover tunes of classic country and Southern rock artists, but also sings original songs that Brand has written. Brand writes in the classical storytelling vein of old country music. In his song “Walking in My Father’s Shoes,” Craig Morgan sings lovingly of a father who taught his son how to be a man... Continue Reading

Please Mr. Postman: ‘Letters to God’ – A Review

“We believe that Christian movies are the greatest evangelical tool of our time,” director David Nixon told an invited audience at a Feb. 22 preview screening of “Letters to God” A sometimes moving, sometimes awkward blend of sentimental family drama, childhood cancer education and Christian proselytizing, “Letters to God” is the latest feature film targeted... Continue Reading

Calvinism’s Exalted View of Scripture and Life

A review of: Joel Beeke, Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism. Orlando: Reformation Trust 396 pages. When I first saw this book, I wondered why it was necessary to add to the overwhelming pile of books on Calvinism. I was particularly curious why Reformation Trust would publish another book on Calvinism, due to... Continue Reading

A quiet milestone for gospel music

A gospel album is the Number 2 selling album in the country this week, which is something that apparently never has happened. Marvin Sapp’s newest, Here I Am, added to that milestone by coming in at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and had the highest digital sales ever for a gospel album With... Continue Reading

A Review: The Bible Among the Myths

A Review: The Bible Among the Myths, John N. Oswalt, Zondervan 2009 In a brief book, Oswalt has done a good service for college and seminary students (and ministers) faced with the common assertion that the Bible is simply one other among the dozens of Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) mythologies, whose only real difference is... Continue Reading

Letters To God: A Born-Again Box-Office Hit?

You heard it here first: the sleeper hit of the summer might not be Letters To Juliet but the altogether more powerfully titled Letters To God. Here’s what you need to know: it’s a Christian indie, it’s going to be in 750 theaters on April 9, and there’s already a grass-roots, church-based campaign to get... Continue Reading

Caleb turns grief into lessons of life

In 2008, Will accidentally ran over and killed their little sister, Marie Sue, 5, as he drove the family’s SUV into the driveway. This accident shook the family to its core and showed the strength and faith of the entire Chapman family as they mourned The two lead members of the band Caleb are beginning... Continue Reading

Interview: ‘The Blind Side’ Director John Lee Hancock

CP: Are you a Christian? Did your faith have anything to do with you choosing this project? Hancock: Yes [I’m a Christian]. No. I thought it was a great story. I think that if I set out to do stories based on that then it will probably be like the cart leading the horse The... Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW: Challenging the ‘prosperity gospel’

“Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide (’Cause I Need More Room for My Plasma TV?”) takes to task a growing trend in some religious circles: that God wants you to prosper both financially and in health and that if you aren’t, something is wrong with your faith. Columbus, Georgia native Karen Zacharias has nothing against... Continue Reading

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